Maybe It’s Laura’s Fault

I’ve been teaching knitting at Joann’s for about a year. I’ve been rather surprised at the number of young girls in the 8 to 10 year old group who have taken my class. I’ve wondered what has sparked their interest

Today I think I may have gained a clue. The young girl who was my student today said she had been watching a lot of Little House on the Prairie movies and there’s someone in them who knits who doesn’t have to look at her work. It’s been too many years since I read the books and I’ve never seen the movies so I don’t know who this knitter might be. But I think Laura is the inspiration for my beginning knitters.

This little girl was cute. She was a bit of a chatterbox and I enjoyed her conversation. It’s not often I get to spend time with girls that age. She told me she thinks it’s better to learn to knit and sew when you’re young because it’s easier then.

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One Response to Maybe It’s Laura’s Fault

  1. fillyjonk says:

    Mary, maybe? Laura’s sister Mary went blind from some illness (scarlet fever? I can’t remember now) and I remember she could sew without seeing, so maybe she could knit, too….(I do remember Laura knit. She knit a huge length of lace that she wound up giving to Mary as a gift, so she could put it on a petticoat to wear when she went to the College for the Blind).

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